end of the school year and moving classrooms.
“time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. “
credit: googleimages – vintage
to my class on our last day together.
credit: meister eckhart
no students today
teachers get together to talk and play
to see how it feels for our kids
as we encourage them to experiment
to play with the process
rather than make a project
for the pure joy of creation
we try out materials
with no expected outcome
just for the chance to see what will happen
when we are finished
we share what we’ve made with each other
and as it happens
each one is a beauty in its own way.
“colours are brighter when the mind is open.”
a trio of kinders, a ring of keys, a door to our classroom….
“optimism is the key.”
crystal lake, northern michigan
“in skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
-ralph waldo emerson
image credit: university of michigan
after much trial and error and an ‘aha’ moment,
the kinders figured out what magnets do and found a place to put them.
“a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”
“this color smells like love.”
“if i put this red piece of tape here it might keep all of this stuff from falling off my plate.”
“the good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”